Geraldine Marik

Geraldine Marik (b 2314 — d. 2364) was the sixth Captain-General of the Free Worlds League.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Geraldine's tenure as Minister of Defense was generally quiet and peaceful. She served two one-year terms as Captain-General in two decades, 2349 and 2356.[2]

Despite outwardly professing loyalty, the Sian-Mariks, descendants of Christopher Marik, plotted to assassinate Geraldine, the head of House Marik. So prevalent were these attacks that the Marik increased her personal security, including retaining the use of a food taster. In 2363, the taster, Hadji-Mohammed Kimbrough, apparently foiled a plot to assassinate Geraldine when he was poisoned with arsenic. In reality, Kimbrough had been suborned by the Sian-Mariks and used the plot to enter the confidence of House Marik. Indeed, Kimbrough was awarded the Marik Eagle of Honor by Geraldine.[3][4]

Geraldine was again appointed Captain-General by Parliament in 2364 amid tensions on the border with the Lyran Commonwealth.[2]

While celebrating Marik Day, a particularly ineffective Sian-Marik assassination attempt took place against Geraldine. The Marik retinue included Dorian Sian-Marik, who was present to deflect suspicion from himself, and Geraldine's son Allan. Saboteurs destroyed the supports of the grandstand, causing Geraldine to fall seven meters. Though she was unharmed, a gang known as Satan Slashers attacked the Mariks. Geraldine's bodyguards easily fought the attack off, though Allan sustained light injuries.[5]

Death and afterward[edit]

The real attack came two months later. Hadji-Mohammed Kimbrough returned to work as Geraldine's taster in 2364. He wasted no time, assassinating her three weeks later. The Sian-Marik agent sprinkled glass in the Marik's food and disappeared, never to be found.[3]

Though Geraldine's son Allan ostensibly succeeded her, Allan was imprisoned while his uncle Mikhail ruled, technically as regent.[4]


Preceded by
Philip Marik
Captain-General of the Free Worlds League
2349 (first term)
2356 (second term)
2364 (third term)



Succeeded by
Mikhail Marik

References[edit]

  1. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), Family Tree
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Handbook: House Marik, p. 83, "Captain-Generals in History"
  3. 3.0 3.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13, "The Conspiracy Bears Fruit"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Handbook: House Marik, p. 14, "First Blood"
  5. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 13, "Attack on Geraldine Marik"

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